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        A Naturalist’s Voyage. Journal of Researches, into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy

      London: John Murray, 1884. . Sixteenth thousand. 8vo. x, 519, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over matching moiré cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, gilt decorated to compartments, prize bookplate dated 1884 to the front pastedown from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty awarding the book to a shipwright apprentice at Chatham dockyard for good conduct. Some light rubbing to extremities, a very good copy. “It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin's career: it was both his education and his opportunity” (DNB). Freeman, 41.

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        Rubáiyát Rendered Into English Verse With An Accompaniment Of Drawings By Elihu Vedder.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884. - folio. [ff. 64]. 56 sheets of illus. with text. illus. paste-downs. original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (occasional marginal spotting). First Edition With Illustrations by Elihu Vedder. Vedder also designed the cover and the illustrated paste-downs. Sold out in six days, this edition was hailed as a masterwork of American art, established Vedder’s reputation as a leading American artist, and set high standards for American artist-designed books. "The character of these drawings, which he called accompaniments, was ponderously beautiful. They had the charm of sweeping rythmic line that is the pre-eminent technical merit of his designs, and supplemented the text with genuine insight and deep sympathy." (DAB) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston 1884 - First, Limited Edition of 100 copies, of which this is No. 22, signed by Vedder, with ornamental title page and 56 magnificent full-page Illustrations. Brown flat-weave cloth over beveled boards; front cover with gilt lettering, dark brown-stamped ruled borders, symbolist design of vase, vine, swirl and stars, spine with gilt lettering & dark brown-stamped ruled borders and ornaments; gilt and dark brown embossed stamp on front cover, lower right 'V' ; slate coated endpapers; TEG, others untrimmed. Elephant Folio. Signed by Vedder on Limitation Page. In the ten months from May 1883 to March 1884, Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) completed a series of 54 drawings in pencil, ink, chalk, & watercolor to accompany this 1884 edition of the Rubaiyat. All of these original drawings, which were proclaimed a masterwork of American art, were included in a special exhibition of "Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat" at the National Museum of American Art in 1998. The exhibition also included two first edition printings of this Rubaiyat with Vedder's "accompaniments." Vedder's edition was an instant success, selling out only six days after its debut in Boston on November 8, 1884. With the Rubaiyat, Vedder set the standard for artist-designed books in America and England. Critics rushed to acclaim it as a masterwork. Vedder is best known for his illustrations of this edition of The Rubaiyat. He died in Rome, Italy, in 1923. [Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, p. 972] [Morris & Levin 92] [Potter 201]. An extremely scarce, beautiful, large and heavy book. . Expertly refurbished in its original Vedder-designed binding. NEAR FINE. . Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capitain Jacobsen's Reise an der Nordwestküste Amerikas 1881-1883 zum Zwecke ethnologischer Sammlungen und Erkundigungen nebst Beschreibung persönlicher Erlebnisse.: Für den deutschen Leserkreis bearbeitet.

      Leipzig, Spohr, 1884. - 8°. VIII, 431 S., m. 3 (1 gefalt.) lithogr. Karte u. zahlr. Holzstichabb. im Text. OLwd. m. goldgepr. Rücken- u. Deckeltit., (etw. beschabt, Ecken leicht gestaucht). Erste Ausgabe. - Henze II, 697. - Aus den Tagebüchern Jacobsens zusammengestellter Bericht über dessen Reise nach British Columbien und Alaska, von er mehr als 6000 ethnographische Gegenstände für das Königliche Berliner Museum mitbrachte. - Die Abbildungen mit zahlreichen Darstellungen ethnologischer Gegenstände. - Etw. Klammerrost, am Anfang leicht stockfl., sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sechs S/W Fotografien seiner Expeditionen in den Kaukasus, 1884 und 1885

      Ungarn/Österreich-Ungarn, 1884/85. Kartons 30 x 37 cm, Fotos ca. 9,5 x 16,5 cm, Kartons schmutzig, fleckig und teilweise eingerissen, ein Foto mit einem Knick, sonst Fotos gut erhalten. Beschriftung der Fotos mit Tinte am Karton. Moriz von Dechy (manchmal auch Maurice de Dechy) war ein österreichisch-ungarischer Forschungsreisender, der ab 1884 sechs Expeditionen in das Kaukasus-Gebirge unternahm und dabei von Tiroler und Schweizer Bergführern, als auch von Geologen und Botanikern begleitet wurde. Er war dabei als Fotograf tätig und lieferte wahrscheinlich die ersten Aufnahmen dieser Gebirgslandschaft und deren Bewohnern. Auch die Paläontologie war ein Thema auf seinen Reisen.

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        MAJOLIKA-FLIESEN AUS SIENA 1500-1550 nach originalzeichnungen von G. Brenci, Berlin Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1884.

      - Cartella contenit. origin., cm 46x31, cc 3 non numer. di t., 30 pregev. tavv b/n f.t. Modesta manc. all’ang. destro della cop. e della prima pag. bianca, peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians

      Vinita (Indian Territory): Indian Chieftain, Publishers, 1884. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very good. First Edition. Pamphlet. 20pp. Stitched wraps. Original printed paper covers with title on front. A small inscription written at bottom of page. Scant remains of yellow outer wrap located next to punch marks along the spine. Rear wrap is blank and in very good condition. Scarce.Howes B 1072. Compiled from the collection of Rev. Daniel Sabin Buttrick, their Missionary from 1817 to 1847; as presented in the Indian Chieftain.

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        LES BLASPHÈMES - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX - LA MER - MES PARADIS. [4 volumes].

      1884 - Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, 1884-1885-1886-1894. Quatre volumes grand in-quarto (235 X 287) demi-maroquin du Cap rouge vif à coins, dos quatre nerfs filetés, encadrement de quadruple filet doré dans trois compartiments, ornement à froid avec fleuron doré central, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, large filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, plats et dos de la couverture conservés excepté pour le premier volume (BERNASCONI pour le premier volume & RANDEYNES). SUPERBE RÉUNION en quatre volumes des principales oeuvres poétiques de Jean Richepin, dont trois en édition originale. - LES BLASPHÈMES. Avec un portrait de l'Auteur par E. de Liphart. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 575 exemplaires. Un des 75 numérotés sur WHATMAN, contenant la SUITE de huit eaux-fortes en deux états, l'une en noir sur vergé, l'autre en sépia sur Japon, exécutées par M. V. A. Poirson pour les éditions in-12 et in-18. - LA CHANSON DES GUEUX. Un portrait par Henri Lefort et 17 planches hors-texte d'après E. Courboin et Maurice Ridouard. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. L'ouvrage est précédé de deux préfaces de l'auteur. Richepin s'élève contre la condamnation de son livre, neuf ans auparavant, pour atteinte à la morale et aux bonnes moeurs avec emprisonnement de l'auteur et destruction de l'ouvrage. [Relié à la suite :] PIÈCES SUPPRIMÉES. Edition illustrée d'une eau-forte par Henri Lefort. Londres, J.J. Mackenzie Stuart and Ryde, English and French Publishers, 1885. Tirage limité à 600 exemplaires. Un des 100 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. - LA MER. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires. Un des 450 numérotés sur papier vélin. - MES PARADIS. Avec un portrait à l'eau-forte par F. Desmoulin, en deux états. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 400 exemplaires. Un des 30 numérotés sur vergé de HOLLANDE. TRES BEL ENSEMBLE dans une jolie reliure homogène en maroquin du Cap. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chess Studies and End-Games, Systematically Arranged, being a Complete Guide for Learners and Advanced Players

      Jas Wade, London 1884 - iv+[3]-376 pages with diagrams.Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with black boarder with corners small back chess board representation. Preface by W Wayte. (Betts: 23-2) First edition. Also published in new York by Scribner same date. The first part is a reprint of Kling and Horwitz's Chess Studies (1851), although Kling's contribution here is unacknowledged. The second part comprises 201 miscellaneous end-game studies by Horwitz, originally composed for and published in the Ches Monthly, 1879-1883. Condition: Lacks the frontispiece, spine ends professionally repaired, previous owner's name to title, else a a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornis Caucasia. Die Vogelwelt Des Kaukasus Systematisch Und Biologisch-Geographisch Beschrieben

      Kassel: Verlag Von Theodor Fischer, 1884. xi + (7) + 592 pages, with the half-title; followed by the plate section; total of 26 colored plates & a folding map at back, all collated complete; German text; approx. 9" x 12" size; old German bookseller's label of on front endpaper of Alfred Troschutz Bucchandlung und Verlag fur Naturfreunde Hannover; bound in colorful orange-red-black marbled-paper covered boards, leather spine with gilt decorations & titles; all edges lightly marbled in blue; one compartment chipped away at top of spine; leather chipped, dry, worn; sewing still very solid, boards with some wear and in good condition; the plates well-printed; a good, complete reading and reference copy or for rebinding; Gustav Radde (1831 - 1903) self-educated and well-traveled German naturalist and explorer, who spent most of his career in the Russias; at the point of publication of this book, he had founded and become the director of the Museum of the Caucasus in Tbilisi (Tiflis) which became his home and base of operations; he enjoyed the favor of the Russian royalty and aristocracy and was a great collector in entomology as well as ornithology and other natural history subjects; the plates are particularly good examples of the beautiful German lithographic work of the later 19th century.. First Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Six Seasons on our Prairies and Six Weeks in our Rockies

      Chas. A. Rogers, Louisville 1884 - Publisher's lettered yellow wrappers (repaired) Provenance: ex-library, with blindstamps and inked stamps First edition in original wrappers. A diary of travels and adventures in Minnesota and Dakota, the Nebraska country, and the Colorado Rockies, with sketches of Idaho and Montana, written by a Roman Catholic priest. Scarce, with no copies in Graff or Streeter. Howes J95; Eberstadt 106:170. (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches). 218, [2]pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage en Angleterre. (Juin 1884.). Notes. -

      o.O. o.V. [Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi] 1884,. 1 Bl., 73 Seiten Text (hektographierte Handschrift), 1 Tabelle als Falttafel, 13 Tafeln (meist als Falttafeln), einfacher HLnbd. (steife Broschur), 31 x 21,5 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur Deharmes auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Die Widmung richtet sich an seinen Reisebegleiter A. Jacquin (dessen handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk sich auf dem vorderen Deckel befindet). Eine weitere eigenhändige Signatur Deharmes befindet sich auf dem Widmungsblatt (Seite 1). Die gedruckte Widmung richtet sich an Ernest Blage, den damaligen Direktor der Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - Der hektographierte Bericht des französischen Eisenbahn-Ingenieurs Ernest Deharme über eine eisenbahntechnische Studienreise nach England erschien nie im Buchhandel. Deharme besuchte unter anderem die Charing Cross Station in London, Liverpool und den damals noch im Bau befindlichen Mersey Tunnel zwischen Liverpool und Birkenhead. Bei den Tafeln handelt es sich überwiegend um sehr detailreiche technische Zeichnungen - u.a. von Bahnhofs-Konstruktionen, Dockanlagen in Barrow und der im Mersey Tunnel eingesetzten Tunnelbau-Maschine, etc. - In den Bibliotheken des KVK oder anderswo nicht nachweisbar. - In französischer Sprache. - Etwas bestoßen; der Einband gering fleckig, einige wenige Tafeln etwas unpräzise gefalzt. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. [This unpublished account of a French railroad engineer's study trip to England was mimeographed for an obviously small number of readers within the French Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. Deharme's account goes deep into technical aspects of railroad-related engineering. Topics covered are railway stations in London and Liverpool and the Mersey tunnel. The plates - mostly folding plates - show technical details of constructions. One of the plates depicts in detail the tunnel boring machine for the Mersey tunnel. A signature and dedication from Deharme's own hand is on the front fly leaf - the dedication being for a fellow railway engineer. A second signature from Deharme's own hand is on the first text page at the end of a printed dedication for Ernest Blage - then director of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - This manuscript-like publication is not listed in any major railway library - nor to my knowledge in any library whatsoever. - Despite of some minor chafing to the boards and some rather unprecise folding of the folding plates this is a lovely and very attractive book]..

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        Adolf Stieler's Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. 95 Karten.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes,. ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - wohl um 1884 erschienen laut Druckvermerk etlicher Karten mit Hinweis *Entworfen und gezeichnet von Hermann Berghaus 1867. Neu bearbeitet 1883. Revidiert 1884. ) Mit doppelblattgroßem gestochenem Titelblatt ( das in der Zählung der 95 Karten enthalten ist ), 2 n.n. Blätter ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 8 Seiten ( Vorbemerkungen ) sowie 95 doppelblattgroßen grenzkolorierten Stahlstichkarten, schlichter schwarzer Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, Folio ( 39,5 x 26,5 cm ). Einband gering fleckig, leicht berieben, Kanten teils etwas bstoßen. Innen Seiten bzw. Karten teils gering fingerfleckig, teils etwas stockfleckig ( wenige Karten oder Blätter etwas stärker, meist aber nur am weißen Außenrand. ), Die Karte Nr. 38 *Spanien und Portugral* mit kleinen Randnotizen ( Angabe dortiger Städte ) im weißen Außenrand Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hinten inliegendend: Zonenkarte Deutschland. M 1:2250000. Berlin Oestergaard, ca. 1945. 55 X 70 cm. Doppelblattgroße farbige Faltkarte ( neben den 4 Besatzungszonen sind auch die Zone unter russischer Verwaltung um Königsberg u. die Zone unter polnischer Verwaltung eingezeichnet ), Die Karte etwas angeknickt mit einem Einriß von 10 cm am linken Außenrand, ansonsten gut erhalten. ( Gewicht 3600 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES

      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1884. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo "THIRD THOUSAND" to the title page; pp. xxiv, 352. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, and blind stamped decoration to boards, bright and fresh with light wear only, a little rubbed to head of spine. Contents clean and tight, original brown coated end papers, bookplate of Joan Emlyn to the front paste-down, light spotting/browning to the front blank, less so to title page and last page of index, otherwise more or less unmarked, many pages unopened. A very good to fine copy. [Bibliographic note: first published on July 9 1877, with a second edition published in 1880, with this "third thousand" edition appearing in 1884. As the first two editions were of 1,250 copies each, this edtion must therefore have constituted no more than 500 copies. All these editions are ostensibly identical, but for the prefaces which survey the recent literature; Freeman 1281.] .

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        THE RESOURCES OF ARIZONA

      BANcROFT, 1884. A VERY GOOD THIRD EDITION TINY CHIP FROM FEP and small dampstain.to upper corner. WITH MAP beautiful copy of foldout map. Third. Very Good. Book.

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        Ornis Caucasia. Die Vogelwelt Des Kaukasus Systematisch Und Biologisch-Geographisch Beschrieben

      Verlag Von Theodor Fischer, Kassel 1884 - xi + (7) + 592 pages, with the half-title; followed by the plate section; total of 26 colored plates & a folding map at back, all collated complete; German text; approx. 9" x 12" size; old German bookseller's label of on front endpaper of Alfred Troschutz Bucchandlung und Verlag fur Naturfreunde Hannover; bound in colorful orange-red-black marbled-paper covered boards, leather spine with gilt decorations & titles; all edges lightly marbled in blue; one compartment chipped away at top of spine; leather chipped, dry, worn; sewing still very solid, boards with some wear and in good condition; the plates well-printed; a good, complete reading and reference copy or for rebinding; Gustav Radde (1831 - 1903) self-educated and well-traveled German naturalist and explorer, who spent most of his career in the Russias; at the point of publication of this book, he had founded and become the director of the Museum of the Caucasus in Tbilisi (Tiflis) which became his home and base of operations; he enjoyed the favor of the Russian royalty and aristocracy and was a great collector in entomology as well as ornithology and other natural history subjects; the plates are particularly good examples of the beautiful German lithographic work of the later 19th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two weeks after his acquittal on murder charges in Missouri, Frank James awaits trail in Huntsville, Alabama for the robbery of an Army paymaster in Muscle Shoals

      Autograph Letter Signed \"Frank James,\" 2 pages, 8.5\" x 11\", \"Huntsville Jail Ala,\" February 23, 1884, with the original transmittal envelope addressed in his hand to his wife, Annie Ralston James (1853-1944). James writes concerning his upcoming federal trial in Alabama for the robbery of a paymaster for the Army Corps of Engineers. Expected folds, a few minor foxed spots, second page bears slight uneven toning, else very good condition. On October 4, 1882, five months after the Ford Brothers killed his brother Jesse James in St. Joseph, Missouri, Frank James arrived in Jefferson City to surrender himself to Governor Thomas T. Crittenden. Gambling that in exchange for his cooperation, the governor would not extradite him to Minnesota to stand trial for the infamous Northfield robbery he staged with his brother Jesse, Frank chose to stand trial for his role in several murders and robberies in Missouri. Though James won acquittals and or dismissals those cas

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        [Photograph, signed] Harry S. Truman

      [Photograph, signed] Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Future U.S. President (1945-1953) The black & white photograph, which measures approx. 11" x 14", is a picture of the Senate Committee investigation headed by Harry Truman into the $40 million contract for a wartime planes with Howard Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser with Jesse Jones as key witness. Below the photograph, Harry Truman has written a sentiment to Committee Councilor Charles Patrick Clark signed March 15, 1957, to which he makes reference to "memories of a most important day in the history of the U.S.A.", to the left of the sentiment he has written "witness behind attorney Clark, Jesse Jones" and to the right of sentiment he makes note of the committee senators in attendance and where seated: Mead, New York; Truman, Missouri; Brewster, Maine; Ball, Minnesota; Nye, South Dakota; and one identified visitor. An historic photograph, mounted to cardboard, some overall light fading of ink..

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        The Peruvians at Home

      London. Kegan Paul, Trench and Company 1884 Bound in original publisher's pictorial gilt decorated burgundy cloth. 12mo. 5.5"x7.5 The First Edition. Slight lean. Covers mildly rubbed. Mild sunning to spine. Small previous owners rubber stamp to front pastedown. Light water stain to rear free endsheet ( not intruding further into text block). A Very-Good copy. An extremely rare Title, with no other extant copies presently noted.

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        Early Autograph Letter Signed. 4to, on "Warren and Brandeis" letterhead, Boston, September 18, 1884

      - This is a letter from Brandeis to W.L. Putnam Esq., which reads, "Dear Sir.We supposed the close business relations.would enable you to verify the figures in Poors Manual, without trouble. The manual is usually so accurate that we do not feel justified in putting you to the expense and delay of taking a deposition for that alone.if we learn of any serious error.there would be time to correct it."Signed in the firm's name, "Warren & Brandeis" This is a good early letter of Brandeis written while he was working with his Harvard law school classmate Samuel Warren with whom he founded the law firm, Warren & Brandeis. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler in Western Australia ; and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines

      London: M. Walbrook, 1884. Octavo, joints a little rubbed yet fine overall in original gilt lettered publisher's blue cloth. With an important West Australian vocabulary. A detailed first-hand account of pioneering days at the Swan River settlement. The author, an Irish candidate for the Bar, was attracted by the lure of large land grants in Western Australia and travelled to the colony in 1830. This book publishes Moore's correspondence with friends, family and colleagues in Britain; so forming a valuable account of day-to-day life interspersed with gossip, natural history observations and other details. Diary of Ten Years of an Early Settler is a significant record of interpersonal contacts between early colonists. For example, a rambling account of some 16 pages describes an expedition by Moore and other settlers with a view to inspecting their grants. The party was guided by 'Mr. Dale, an officer in the 60th regiment, the first who had penetrated beyond the Range, was selected to point out the most practical route'. Lieutenant Robert Dale, explorer and draughtsman, is today best remembered for his magnificent lithographic panorama of the Swan River settlement. Much of Moore's book records his personal contacts with Aboriginal tribes, and a descriptive vocabulary exceeding 100 pages forms and appendix with a separate title-page and preface. From the collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Manet Illustrations D'AprËs Les Originaux Et Gravures de GuÈrard

      Paris: 1884. First Edition, one of 50 copies on japon with all of the plates in duplicate. This is the earliest biography of ...douard Manet [1832-1883], published nine months after his death. The author was a close personal friend. The two original etchings by Manet are titled ëLíOdalisque couchÈeí and ëLa Convalescenteí. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 150, [1]. with half-title. 4-page facsimile letter, 2 original etchings by Manet, 3 etchings by GuÈrard, 6 heliogravures, & numerous text illus. (some full-page). contemporary half calf (joints rubbed).?

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        The Waverley Novels. 48 volume set Roxburgh Edition

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black Ltd 1884. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and fading to covers. Occasional foxing. Some annotation in two volumes Roxburgh Edition Red hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 12000pp. engravings on steel and wood. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        Manet Illustrations D'Après Les Originaux Et Gravures de Guérard.

      Paris: 1884. - 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 150, [1]. with half-title. 4-page facsimile letter, 2 original etchings by Manet, 3 etchings by Guérard, 6 heliogravures, & numerous text illus. (some full-page). contemporary half calf (joints rubbed). First Edition, one of 50 copies on japon with all of the plates in duplicate. This is the earliest biography of Édouard Manet [1832-1883], published nine months after his death. The author was a close personal friend. The two original etchings by Manet are titled ‘L’Odalisque couchée’ and ‘La Convalescente’.

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        Soto Sutra / Sandoukai Hokyozanmai Funogo / 1884 Woodblock Printed Zen Guide

      1884 (no place / no publisher): 1884, Sandoukai Hokyozanmai Funogo. Subtly patterned wraps, 58 pp., woodblock printed on soft, fibrous, flexible paper, likely a form rice paper. In Japanese throughout, of course. Very Good; one scrape and one small stain on cover (see scans), some rubbing to the covers, but they are indeed sturdy. Contents are Fine. A Sutra - roughly, a "thread" for direction in life, as a collection of aphorisms or behaviors - for the Soto school of Zen Buddhism in Japan. Vintage, quaint and a bit mystical in aspect. L30n

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Amontillado Edition. Eight volume set in red morocco. With twenty-six extra intaglio illustrations

      Paris: George P. Putnam's Sons & A. C. Armstrong & Son.. Very Good. 1884. Red Half-Morocco Marbled Boards. No. 270 of 315 copies, each volume signed by publisher. Marbled endpapers and flysheets. Amontillado Edition. This copy incorporates twenty-six vivid engraved "Planches pour illustrer les Histoires extraordinaires et les nouvelles Histories extraordinaires" (Paris : A. Quantin ... , 1884). Four raised bands with handsomely filigreed compartments. Wear to fore edge corners; chip to head of volume three; spines darkened.; 8vo .

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        ARAGON HISTORICO, PINTORESCO Y MONUMENTAL

      Imp de Aragón Historico - Zaragoza. 1884. Tomo I, Huesca. 7h+592Pág+4h. Holandesa con puntas, La encuadernación esta muy fatigada. 30X23. Ilustrada con mas de 30 Bellíssimas láminas fotograficas de época. De la Obra que ahora presentamos esta falto de las fotografias de Tamarite (pag181), Sariñena (pag393), Ayerve (pag521), Silla de San Ramón Roda (pag552), la pagina 12 en indice pone puente de Fraga y en verdad es Zaragoza Vista General y la fotografia Damian Forment y Esposa (pag456) en realidad es Catedral de Huesca. Obra muy dificil de encontrar y muy rara. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herbarium van bloemen en planten. 1ste deel.[Watergraafsmeer, ca. 1884]. 1 volume. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 30 drawings of flowers in watercolour and ink, each with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The whole preceded by a title-page, a table of contents (1 page), and an introduction (2 pages). Contemporary black cloth, rebacked, modern endpapers. With: (2) CARRIÉRE, Jan Ph. Herbarium van naar de natuurgeteekende bladeren, "afdeeling boomgewassen". [Title volume 2:] Herbarium van boombladeren.Watergraafsmeer, 1884. 3 volumes. Small folio (22.5×20.5 cm). With 90 drawings of tree leaves in watercolour and ink, with a description in Dutch on a separate leaf. The first two volumes each with a title-page, a table of contents (1 page) and an introduction (1 page), and the third volume without preliminaries. Contemporary blue (vols. 1-2) and black (vol. 3) half cloth. The third volume rebacked with original backstrip laid down.

      Set of 2 unpublished botanical manuscripts by one Jan Ph. Carriére, with watercolour illustrations, clearly intended for publication, as is apparent from the introduction. The first work gives descriptions of 30 different flowering plants, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration. It is said on the title-page that it's the first part, but the other volumes in this set form, although clearly related, a separate work. The second work gives descriptions of 90 different trees and shrubs, each accompanied by a beautiful illustration of a leaf, including. The author notes in the introduction, that the illustrations aren't as distinguished as in the first work on flowering plants, as the illustrations of leaves are primarily intended for identification purposes.A few leaves a bit browned, some occasional thumbing and a large restored tear in the description of plate 24 in ad 2, volume 3. Ad 2, volumes 1 and 2 with their spines a bit rubbed and slightly discoloured, the other volumes rebacked. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        An Archive of Over 100 significant Letters and Documents in the Period 1907-1919 of One of the Earliest Telephone Companies In Ohio

      - The collection contains 125 pieces of original correspondence including both TLS (Typed Letters Signed) and ((LS) Letters Signed. What began as a small electrical shop for the repair and manufacture of telephone equipment in 1884 as the north Electric Works grew to become the North Electric Company in 1889. By the early 20th Century the company became one of the most prominent manufacturing business in Ohio employing over 300 workers. After being in business for over a century, the business first was taken over by Ericsson and the by IYTY. These letters pertain to the problems stemming from a patent for the automatic ringing mechanism, switch boards and operators as well as dealing with their manufacture under Canadian Parents which became know as the Telechronometer Co. The big change ended the flat-rate system and introduced meters which could measure the length of calls and, of course, increase the cost to the consumer. For the next sixty years, the telephone company became a monopoly enforced by patent, licenses, bonds, under the Bell and AT&T trademarks. Size: Quarto

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        Under the Palisades

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1884 - Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen. In 1884, he expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes. Under the Palisades shows three steam propelled ships, the most prominent of which is Jay Gould's steam yacht Atalanta , a 236 foot iron screw boat, in front of the Palisades on the Hudson. Jacobsen, Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card.

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        Pompeji, Via di Nola.

      1884. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert "AKips 84", verso bezeichnet "Pompei". 22:30 cm. Auf beigefügtem altem Untersatz mit roter Tusche bezeichnet "Reg. VII. INS.IV. Decvmanus Major. Via di Noja.".. Nach dem Besuch der Lehranstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin, setzte er seine Ausbildung bei dem Historienmaler E.J. Schaller (1841-1887) fort. Er führte zuerst dekorative Malereien in Schlössern und Privathäusern aus. Studienreisen durch Italien, Griechenland und Kleinasien folgten von 1883-1885. Ein Panorama von Pergamon, das er zusammen mit M.F. Koch (1859-1930) gemalt hatte, stellte er neben seinen aquarellierten Landschaft- und Architekturstudien 1886 auf der Gr. Berliner Kunstausstellung aus. Die Nachbildungen pompejanischer Wandmalereien, die vom Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseum erworben wurden, brachten ihm den Ruf an die Berliner Porzellanmanufaktur ein, wo er bis zu seinem Rücktritt 1908 als künstlerischer Leiter wirkte. 1893 folgte eine weitere Reise nach Italien. Kips Spezialgebiet war die Porzellanfliesenmalerei in ihrer Verwendung als Wanddekoration. Bis zu seinem Tod 1910 beschickte er erfolgreich zahlreiche Ausstellungen und ist heute mit Landschaftsaquarellen in mehreren deutschen Museen vertreten.

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        The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States

      Washington, 1884-1887. 7 vols. total. Various paginations, thousands of pages. This is a complete set of 5 sections in 7 volumes of the most comprehensive history and description of the commercial fishing industry in the U.S. A made-up set of volumes from various sources, all in original cloth bindings, with varying degrees of cover wear. It may look a little uneven outside, but it’s a thing of beauty inside. Occupying about 16 inches of shelf space, it is remarkably detailed, covering natural history, technology, geography, even the sociology of the fishermen and their occupation. Section I has an atlas of natural history illustrations and Section V has an atlas of illustrations of methods and technology. Other volumes are illustrated with full page plates and maps. A necessary reference work for anyone interested in 19th century American fisheries. It has never been reprinted in its entirety, and is difficult to find as a set. All contents VG in original cloth bindings. 7 vols.

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        Voyage en Angleterre. (Juin 1884.). Notes.

      o.O. o.V. [Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi] 1884 - 1 Bl., 73 Seiten Text (hektographierte Handschrift), 1 Tabelle als Falttafel, 13 Tafeln (meist als Falttafeln), einfacher HLnbd. (steife Broschur), 31 x 21,5 cm. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Signatur Deharmes auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. Die Widmung richtet sich an seinen Reisebegleiter A. Jacquin (dessen handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk sich auf dem vorderen Deckel befindet). Eine weitere eigenhändige Signatur Deharmes befindet sich auf dem Widmungsblatt (Seite 1). Die gedruckte Widmung richtet sich an Ernest Blagé, den damaligen Direktor der Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - Der hektographierte Bericht des französischen Eisenbahn-Ingenieurs Ernest Deharme über eine eisenbahntechnische Studienreise nach England erschien nie im Buchhandel. Deharme besuchte unter anderem die Charing Cross Station in London, Liverpool und den damals noch im Bau befindlichen Mersey Tunnel zwischen Liverpool und Birkenhead. Bei den Tafeln handelt es sich überwiegend um sehr detailreiche technische Zeichnungen - u.a. von Bahnhofs-Konstruktionen, Dockanlagen in Barrow und der im Mersey Tunnel eingesetzten Tunnelbau-Maschine, etc. - In den Bibliotheken des KVK oder anderswo nicht nachweisbar. - In französischer Sprache. - Etwas bestoßen; der Einband gering fleckig, einige wenige Tafeln etwas unpräzise gefalzt. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. [This unpublished account of a French railroad engineer's study trip to England was mimeographed for an obviously small number of readers within the French Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. Deharme's account goes deep into technical aspects of railroad-related engineering. Topics covered are railway stations in London and Liverpool and the Mersey tunnel. The plates - mostly folding plates - show technical details of constructions. One of the plates depicts in detail the tunnel boring machine for the Mersey tunnel. A signature and dedication from Deharme's own hand is on the front fly leaf - the dedication being for a fellow railway engineer. A second signature from Deharme's own hand is on the first text page at the end of a printed dedication for Ernest Blagé - then director of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer du Midi. - This manuscript-like publication is not listed in any major railway library - nor to my knowledge in any library whatsoever. - Despite of some minor chafing to the boards and some rather unprecise folding of the folding plates this is a lovely and very attractive book]. 902 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Huckleberry Finn

      New York : Charles Webster , 1884 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . A superior copy of Twain’s masterpiece in an early mixed issue state. The main points for determination are as follows: “Him and Another Man” on p.13 listed at p.88 later changed to p.87. P. 57 has “with the was” on 11th line from bottom. Decided later changed to Decides on p.9. The other secondary points are: The final 5 on p155 is slightly lower than the other numbers. The signature mark is not present on p 161. The portait frontis has the Helioprint imprint and the scarf is not visible. The l is missing from Col in the illustration on p.143. The b in body on line 7 of p 143 is broken. The date on the title page is 1885 and on the copyright page 1884. The book is in lovely condition with some wear to the spine extremities and almost none elsewhere. The spine extremities have been coloured in closely matching marker. The gilt remains bright on both the front board and the spine. The rear free endpaper has a tape-repair, otherwise the book is unrestored and in very good condition. Price has been reduced to $3600 until Septembe 30, 2015 at which time it will be withdrawn from sale. Bal 3415, McBride p. 93, Johnson p. 111, Ahearn 660.

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        Bericht des Verwaltungs-Ausschusses über das Rathscommunicat vom 11. November 1892 betreffend die Errichtung eines städtischen Elektrizitätswerkes für die Stadt Dresden. 3 Bücher in einem Band.

      ohne Verlagsangabe. Erschienen um 1884 - Buch 1: 401 Seiten. Buch 2: enthält einen chronologischen auszugsweisen Bericht über allle in Sachen der elektrischen Beleuchtung bis 1892 erstatteten Berichte und Gutachten, die gefassten Beschlüsse und die 1884 auf Stadtkosten errichtete elektrische Versuchsanlage. (S. 1-64). Das 3. Buch enthält die Berichterstattung über die gegenwärtige Rathsvorlage, das Communikat vom 11. November 1892. (S. 65 – 110). – Einfacher Bibliothekseinband. Es handelt sich um ein ausgesondertes Bibl. Expl. mit obligat. Stempel und Signaturschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité élémentaire de mécanique céleste

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1884 - In-4. [279 x 220 mm] Collation : XIX, (1), 459 pp. Demi-vélin à coins, dos très orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.). "Valuable text-book on mathematical astronomy." (Pr. Carjori.) Deuxième édition. Le faux-titre n'a pas été conservé par le relieur. Très bel exemplaire au dos décoratif. Ex-libris gravés: "Andrew Noble" et "Charles Gyselynck". Sotheran 14084.

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        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyers Comrade)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. xvi, 438pp, [2], 32pp adverts. Original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, with vignettes blocked in black, leaf pattern endpapers. Spine dulled and slightly rubbed, upper corners bumped, hint of foxing to text block. Internally some light staining to bottom margin of last few pages, previous owner's book label and name to front pastedown, otherwise quite bright and clean. First edition, first impression, with the publisher's catalogue dated October 1884. BAL II:3414. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Kemble, E.W.. 8vo.

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        Journals of Australian Explorations

      Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1884. Octavo, a fresh bright copy in the original blind-embossed and gilt lettered green cloth, bookplate. The Gregory brothers, inland exploration and the search for Leichhardt. Remarkably fine copy in original condition of the complete edition of the journals of eight expeditions undertaken by the Gregory brothers in Western, Northern and Central Australia between 1846 and 1861. This was the first comprehensive publication of the Gregory journals, many of which had not been printed before in their entirety. The Gregory brothers played an important role in the history of exploration in Western Australia, and Augustus also led expeditions further afield into unmapped regions of the continent. In 1855, on Governor FitzRoy's recommendation, Augustus Gregory was selected by the British Government to lead the North Australian Exploring Expedition. The party of eighteen included his brother Henry as second-in-command, the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, and the naturalist and artist Thomas Baines. Starting from the mouth of the Victoria River in August 1855, Gregory covered over five thousand miles in his sixteen-month expedition opening up vast areas for pastoral settlement. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society on his return and is one of the greatest inland Australian explorers. In 1858 Gregory made one further expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party, but was forced by drought to abandon the search. This book includes material related to the search. Francis Gregory served his apprenticeship under his brother Augustus in Perth. His exploration with the North West Australian Exploring Expedition of 1861 was to become the basis for later pastoral settlements on the north-west coast.

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        INTRODUCCION A LA FAUNA MALACOLOGICA DE VALLVIDRERA

      . Zustand: Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1884. Tela. 59Pag. 22X16. Rarisssimo tratado de fauna malacologica de Vallvidrera. Muy buen estado. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A.

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